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Ready to open your dream restaurant? Here's what it takes.

So many things go into opening a small restaurant. With this free PDF checklist, you'll set your new business up for success.

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Small Restaurant Whats Inside

What's inside? Exclusive insights into how to:

  • Identify your why for opening a small restaurant, as well as key components such as target audiences and branding
  • Conduct preliminary planning, including business plans, budgets, location research, and more
  • Manage a timeline for opening, including breakdowns for what needs to be done nine, six, and three months prior to your grand opening
  • Keep your small restaurant on the path to success even after opening day


Thinking of opening a small restaurant? Here's what you need to consider.


The hospitality industry is a vibrant, creative, and fast-paced place to work and build a business. But it can also be difficult to make money, and competition is fierce.

Now, more than ever, new business owners need to carefully consider all of the variables it takes to successfully open. With confidence and preparation, you’ll be more likely to reach your goals.

That’s why we’re taking out the guesswork of what it takes to open a small restaurant. From writing your business plan and getting permits to choosing a point of sale (POS) platform and securing capital, we’re here to help you get started and see success in this industry.

This free, downloadable PDF checklist includes what to consider at every stage of the opening process, from the preliminary planning to the day you open your doors (physically or virtually) for your first guest.